created by: MoonDancing | Jan 11, 2013

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Are shootings getting more publicity than usual

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  • Yes, it's getting sick
  • because the world is SICKER
  • because it sells...
  • for an agenda
  • do watch the news because of it
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#1 Jan 11, 2013
Since the CO shootings I think that the media has grown an appetite from this type of reporting, easy, sentimental, and profitable. Yes, this recent tragedy involving children is rare ..or is it? Since the days of Nero children have been massacred, and before..

Amish community had a man walk into their school and shoot children. He wasn't even Amish.

What is my point? I think that the media throws kerosene into a fire.

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#2 Jan 11, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
Since the CO shootings I think that the media has grown an appetite from this type of reporting, easy, sentimental, and profitable. Yes, this recent tragedy involving children is rare ..or is it? Since the days of Nero children have been massacred, and before..
Amish community had a man walk into their school and shoot children. He wasn't even Amish.
What is my point? I think that the media throws kerosene into a fire.
Do they take it a bit far, probably.

But how would you choose to report 20 kindergarteners killed in one day?

The media will always be the media - remember, it is their 1st Ammendment right.
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#3 Jan 11, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Do they take it a bit far, probably.
But how would you choose to report 20 kindergarteners killed in one day?
The media will always be the media - remember, it is their 1st Ammendment right.
Maybe so. And I am not stomping on their rights to make a living. But if you were a reporter and someone said to you, "M69, this causes a wave effect, in other words potential shooters are craving this attention. Usually shooters are loners, outcasts. The medias attention to one shooter only assured the that if they succeed they will definitely achieve this goal. So M69 if you could possibly stop a potential threat to another elementary or HS or theater but not feeding this beast... would you.. stop?"
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#4 Jan 11, 2013
theatre ... so sorry

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#5 Jan 11, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
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Maybe so. And I am not stomping on their rights to make a living. But if you were a reporter and someone said to you, "M69, this causes a wave effect, in other words potential shooters are craving this attention. Usually shooters are loners, outcasts. The medias attention to one shooter only assured the that if they succeed they will definitely achieve this goal. So M69 if you could possibly stop a potential threat to another elementary or HS or theater but not feeding this beast... would you.. stop?"
I've got news for you - it'll cause a wave effect regardless of the sensationalism.

But I don't think you're alone - the NRA would love for all this media attention and hype to go away. Unfortunately, as easy as it is to aquire a gun, this type of violence won't stop - regardless of what kind of media coverage there is.
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#6 Jan 11, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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I've got news for you - it'll cause a wave effect regardless of the sensationalism.
But I don't think you're alone - the NRA would love for all this media attention and hype to go away. Unfortunately, as easy as it is to aquire a gun, this type of violence won't stop - regardless of what kind of media coverage there is.
No offense M69 I don't care about the NRA. I care about the lifeless bodies full of bullets.

I feel like if I'm on repeat. Haven't you noticed the pattern that trickles one then another? Just with the election, as soon as they started yapping about gay marriage within a couple of days, probably revision, articles ranging from legality of marijuana to prostitution....
They love sensationalism, the psychos, Zodiac Killer even wrote to taunt and flaunt. Reporters know it and they know it sells papers.
This relationship is probably older than Jack the Ripper.
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#7 Jan 11, 2013
gtg have fun

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#8 Jan 11, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
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No offense M69 I don't care about the NRA. I care about the lifeless bodies full of bullets.
I feel like if I'm on repeat. Haven't you noticed the pattern that trickles one then another? Just with the election, as soon as they started yapping about gay marriage within a couple of days, probably revision, articles ranging from legality of marijuana to prostitution....
They love sensationalism, the psychos, Zodiac Killer even wrote to taunt and flaunt. Reporters know it and they know it sells papers.
This relationship is probably older than Jack the Ripper.
So what do you propose?

A revamping of the 1st Ammendment? Better stand in line - the 2nd Ammendment is first.

May I suggest you start a petition:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

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#9 Jan 11, 2013
Go out and shoot some people to find out firsthand,...

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#10 Jan 11, 2013
The world getting sicker? I couldn't disagree more. There are more sick people because there are more people, I believe the percentage of sick and twisted remains the same.

Now we talk about the sick things people do, years ago this was unheard of. Victims were often blamed and of course 'good' people wouldn't know about that type of thing much less talk about it. My grandmother was like that, I guess her world was all sunshine and flowers?

I'd rather see the reality, not wear rose colored glasses.

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#11 Jan 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
The world getting sicker? I couldn't disagree more. There are more sick people because there are more people, I believe the percentage of sick and twisted remains the same.
Now we talk about the sick things people do, years ago this was unheard of. Victims were often blamed and of course 'good' people wouldn't know about that type of thing much less talk about it. My grandmother was like that, I guess her world was all sunshine and flowers?
I'd rather see the reality, not wear rose colored glasses.
The good old days:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_y...

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_y...

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_y...

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#12 Jan 11, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
That proves murders were sensationalized back then. What ever it took to sell a paper then, now it's TV and internet sensationalism. For whatever the reason, people are interested, like looking at a train wreck or car crash.

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#13 Jan 11, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
My grandmother would never have discussed any of those headlines.

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#14 Jan 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
The world getting sicker? I couldn't disagree more. There are more sick people because there are more people, I believe the percentage of sick and twisted remains the same.
Now we talk about the sick things people do, years ago this was unheard of. Victims were often blamed and of course 'good' people wouldn't know about that type of thing much less talk about it. My grandmother was like that, I guess her world was all sunshine and flowers?
I'd rather see the reality, not wear rose colored glasses.
I agree...but I also think the more publicized this kind of stuff is...the more it makes sick people think of it... It wouldn't enter their minds if they hadn't been exposed to it....

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#15 Jan 11, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
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Maybe so. And I am not stomping on their rights to make a living. But if you were a reporter and someone said to you, "M69, this causes a wave effect, in other words potential shooters are craving this attention. Usually shooters are loners, outcasts. The medias attention to one shooter only assured the that if they succeed they will definitely achieve this goal. So M69 if you could possibly stop a potential threat to another elementary or HS or theater but not feeding this beast... would you.. stop?"
I wish they would never name the shooter

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#16 Jan 11, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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I've got news for you - it'll cause a wave effect regardless of the sensationalism.
But I don't think you're alone - the NRA would love for all this media attention and hype to go away. Unfortunately, as easy as it is to aquire a gun, this type of violence won't stop - regardless of what kind of media coverage there is.
The reason it is easy to get a gun is because gun ownership is your right in the constitution. The only thing that would have reduced the number of people killed in all of these mass shooting is one or more people who are armed.500,000 people in Texas have concealed carry and we are safer for it. If criminals are going to have guns even though it is illegal to do so I want good people armed and able to fight back

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#17 Jan 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>That proves murders were sensationalized back then. What ever it took to sell a paper then, now it's TV and internet sensationalism. For whatever the reason, people are interested, like looking at a train wreck or car crash.
Everyone has heard of the Valentines day massacre and it was seven criminals killed

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#18 Jan 11, 2013
Mister_ E wrote:
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I agree...but I also think the more publicized this kind of stuff is...the more it makes sick people think of it... It wouldn't enter their minds if they hadn't been exposed to it....
Publicized... well that cats out of the bag. The internet has such gruesome stuff that not even news stations would show it.
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#19 Jan 11, 2013
I'm not going to debate whether or not the world is a sicker place, but it may be true to some degree. More children today are subjected to broken homes, more pollution/toxic chemicals and violence in games, television and movies then ever before. Then there's the media who saturates us with coverage of some of the worst massacres; taunting and subjecting us all to the reality that we live in a violent and sick society, and that no one is safe. Violence is nothing new in our world, but these particular massacres do seem to be on the rise. The media isn't going to stop publicizing this information and we won't stop watching it because it's impossible to ignore. I'm like everyone else; I don't know what the exact reason for these shootings are, but we all know that whomever does such a horrific thing, certainly has issues within himself and society. It's important that we pay more attention to mental health issues and to make it difficult for people like Holmes and Lanza to purchase military style assault weapons. It won't stop crime, but it may help to deter mass shootings.

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#20 Jan 11, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>The reason it is easy to get a gun is because gun ownership is your right in the constitution. The only thing that would have reduced the number of people killed in all of these mass shooting is one or more people who are armed.500,000 people in Texas have concealed carry and we are safer for it. If criminals are going to have guns even though it is illegal to do so I want good people armed and able to fight back
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